An afternoon with moMENtum



We can now confirm details for this event and hope you may be able to join us for a welcoming afternoon of hope, strength and understanding. 


 Saturday 19th May 2018   1.30pm


Exeter Phoenix (Studio 74)

Bradninch Place, Gandy street, Exeter, EX43LS 

Tickets £15 from the Phoenix box office 01392 667080 or in person or on line at 

We do not want cost to be a barrier to attending, some concessionary tickets will be available -contact Russel at or phone number at bottom of flyer


Welcome and greeting from 1.30pm


“GROOMED” a play by Patrick Sandford 2.00pm


John Slater “a survivors perspective” 3.30pm


Matthew McVarish TED talk "You actually can" 4.30pm


Close 5.30 pm



Between each presentation there will be plenty of time for Q & A, discussion, opportunity to meet and chat. Tea coffee refreshments 

Support and information will be available throughout the afternoon.         

Patrick Sandford will be performing his play GROOMED which was shortlisted for best performance outside of West End.


John from moMENtum will give a personal reflection on the impact of childhood sexual abuse, trauma, healing, cake and whyurvivors need to meet survivors.


Dr Matthew McVarish will be screening his excellent TED talk "you actually can" and will be there for a Q&A afterwards.


Walking 10,000 miles, to every EU capital, Matthew became the first male survivor of childhood sexual abuse to speak out publicly in many countries, on TV, Radio and newspapers in thirty languages, during his award-winning project the “Road to Change”. Encouraging various Governments and Parliaments to begin the discussion of abolishing their Statute of Limitations on victims reporting sexual crimes, Matthew was invited to speak at the United Nations and a personal audience with Pope Francis. Upon completing his walk, he returned to Strasbourg where he addressed the Council of Europe to encourage this crucial reform across all 47 European nations. 

This event is open to all genders and we welcome professionals, non-offending family members and friends over the age of 16.


moMENtum is a support group for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse based in Exeter and Barnstaple.


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John and Russel moMENtum

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